Reviewed by Blaino from Boise, Id on Saturday, August 22, 2009
I was a little hesitant to purchase this cot because all of the comments from the real winners that thought it was all but impossible to set up. Man am I glad for my general distust in my fellow man/woman, and thier complete an utter incompetence. I mean you got to be some kind of [*] not to be able...
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Reviewed by KevinH from TX on Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Extremely difficult to get side poles inserted, fabric sleeves about 1/2" short. Gave up on one side but I knew I'd have to return anyway. Ok if you could leave the poles in and roll up. But then the legs are difficult to insert into the poles, that's maybe ok if you are pretty strong and aren't hoping to take the legs off each morning for another camp. Doesn't fold once the poles are inserted, so no good for small vehicles leaving rolled up. Fabric seems tough and well stitched though.
Reviewed by Claytonious from Southern Illinois on Wednesday, December 04, 2013
This is truly a great cot. Low enough for small tents and the back of a truck with a camper shell. It goes together easy enough, although a little muscle is required. Once you put them together a couple of times, it only takes about 2 minutes per cot. As far as comfort goes, it is better than most with no bars or corners digging into you. Use a backpacking air mattress for ultimate comfort. I am 6'3" and 225 pounds and sleep very well on these. They are not a king size hotel bed, so don't have unreasonable expectations. Too heavy for real backpacking but would never car camp without them, and my buddies who have crashed on them rave about what a good night's sleep they got. If you want a collapsible, compact, and comfortable cot, you can't go wrong with this one.
Reviewed by Mr. Hike and Bike from Flagstaff, AZ on Tuesday, October 01, 2013
I bought two of these, one for me and one for the wife. We are very experienced campers with hundreds of nights on the ground. However, sleep is tougher these days so we decided to try these.
They are a bit difficult to get together. It takes a significant effort to get the side rails in the fabric. Once its in, the legs also require effort to install.
Once it's all together, we put Alps air pads on them and had a very comfortable bed. They sit low to the ground and don't move much.
The best thing I can say is that I spent several nights on it and never got the "sore hip syndrome" that caused constant rolling over when sleeping on the ground (even with a 3" thick air pad). We are totally sold on them and will take then whenever we go car camping in the future.
Reviewed by A female who is not a body builder from Minneapolis on Tuesday, September 03, 2013
I read all the very good and very bad reviews. I bought the cot because it seemed the very good reviews were accurate, if you had the strength to put it together. It takes a good pull on the fabric to get the the end of lengthwise rods into fabric pocket. But the fabric does have the give to stretch and enable the user to get that rod end into the pocket. This was the hardest. The legs are nice sturdy metal and have a spring-loaded effect. One end drops into the hole on one side and the user has to compress the leg to get the other end to drop into the hole on the other side. It takes a good push, but not horrible. The cot is totally stable, comfortable and sturdy. It is large in both width and length and can easily handle a adult. (About 6 ft long). The end product is a great comfortable quality cot that will last for a long time. I am a 64 year old female. I was able to put it together by myself, so most will probably have the strength to do the same.
Reviewed by Oma from GA on Sunday, August 18, 2013
I bought this for grandson. I think it is wonderful.
Reviews said that it was hard to put together. Having camped
a lot I found it very straight forward and with a flat head screwdriver
It was easy to slip poles into their slots. Sturdy and great value.